19 Aug '14, 7pm

The state of the domain name industry

My views on domain parking, domain sales, registrars and registries. I’ve been collecting my thoughts on the domain name business over the past month, and it’s time to put them down in writing. Here’s what I think about the state of the domain name industry in August, 2014. Domain parking is down. Way down. But don’t confuse down with out. We’re still talking about a relatively big business. Rook Media’s acquisition of DomainSponsor and its domain name portfolio in April is proof of this. I’m seeing more and more domain name owners forgo parking revenue and instead posting for sale signs on their domain names. Some parking/sales platforms, such as DomainNameSales.com, make this easy. Domain resales of .com domain names continue to be strong. Domain name registrars have integrated aftermarket sales paths, which are driving a number of these sales. Granted, when you can no l...

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